Tsigareli - Spicy Greek Stewed Greens

     I like to cook, and I like to eat, if I didn't I wouldn't have a food blog. So when I say this is one of the most delicious things I have ever eaten I want that to carry a lot of weight. Please understand this is incredibly delicious, probably some of the best greens I have ever eaten. So If you don't like greens this wont resonate with you, but if you like them at all keep reading. The Greeks really know what they are doing. This recipe sounds so simple, but the olive oil, well is already so tasty. But then you add onions, garlic, and tomatoes with the stewed greens it is just that much better. And then fresh dill takes it over the top. Try it, you won't be sorry. 

1 bunch kale
1/4 c. olive oil
1 onion, sliced
2 medium tomatoes, chopped fine
1 tsp. tomato paste
1/2 tsp. hot paprika
1 tsp. garlic paste
1/4 tsp. salt
Dash each white and black pepper
3 c. water
2 tbsp. fresh dill, chopped

Flat bread
Feta Cheese

Heat the olive oil in a medium skillet. Add the onion and cook without stirring until starting to brown in spots. Add the tomatoes and tomato paste and cook, stirring, until the tomatoes are broken down. Add the garlic and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. 

While the onions are cooking add the kale to a large pot of salted water and allow to sit for 5 minutes. Remove the kale and rinse really well. Shake dry and then rinse again. Slice thin. 

Add the hot paprika, kale, salt and pepper, and water to the skillet. Allow to cook down some and then stir. Cover with a lid and continue simmering for 20 minutes or until the greens are cooked, tender, and the liquid is evaporated. 

Remove from the heat and stir in the fresh dill. Serve with flat bread and feta cheese. 


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